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Simon Partner, Associate Professor, History

Simon Partner
Contact Info:
Office Location:  303 Classroom Building
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3014, (919) 684-1140
Email Address: send me a message
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Ph.D.Columbia University1997
M.Phil.Columbia University1994
M.A.Columbia University1993
M.A.University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)1985
M.B.A.University of Manchester (United Kingdom)1984
B.A.University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)1980

Cultural History
African, Middle East and Asia
Research Interests:

20th-century Japanese history Focusing on: growth of consumer markets; technology and social changes; Japanese rural society


Asia • Japan • History • Consumerism • Technology • Rural Society

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Jackson, E; Partner, S, Bull City Survivor: Standing up to a Hard Life in a Southern City (2013), MacFarland & Company, Inc.  [author's comments]
  2. Partner, S, The Mayor of Aihara: A Japanese Villager and His Community, 1865-1925 (May, 2009), University of California Press
  3. Partner, S, Toshie: A Story of Rural Life in Twentieth Century Japan (2004), University of California Press [102-1008339-5256135]  [abs]
  4. Partner, S, Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer (1999), Berkeley: University of California Press (292 pages.) [102-1008339-5256135]  [abs]
  5. Partner, S, Peasants into citizens?: The Meiji village in the Russo-Japanese war, Monumenta Nipponica, vol. 62 no. 2 (January, 2007), pp. 179-209, Johns Hopkins University Press, ISSN 0027-0741 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  6. Partner, S, Taming the Wilderness: The Lifestyle Improvement Movement in Twentieth Century Japan, Monumenta Nipponica, vol. 56 no. 4 (December, 2001)
  7. Partner, S, Brightening Country Lives: Selling Electrical Goods in the Japanese Countryside, 1950–1970, Enterprise and Society, vol. 1 no. 4 (January, 2000), pp. 762-784, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs]